The Novodevichy Convent, one of the Moscow`s most beautiful cloisters, is nestled in the southwest of Moscow where the Moskva River bends to form what looks like a peninsula. It is an amazing architectural monument, and also the greatest of Moscow`s attractions, second only to the Kremlin.
It was a votive convent built in the early 16th century by Prince Vasily III of Moscow to commemorate the return of Smolensk to Russia from Polish-Lithuanian rule. It was consecrated to the wonder-working icon of the Mother of God of Smolensk.
Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and will accompany you to the convent by metro. You'll walk within the walls and visit several ancient churches. The most important is the huge five-domed Cathedral of the Virgin of Smolensk, dedicated in 1525.
This tour can be offered either an independent program or combined with the Novodevichy Cemetery, where many Soviet and Russian celebrities are buried, e.g. the first Russian President Boris Yeltsin.
Price includes: picking up at your hotel, professional tour guiding.
Extra pay: admission tickets, photo and video.
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